Patrolman John Ringhauser

Patrolman John Ringhauser

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, May 7, 1931

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John Ringhauser

Patrolman John Ringhauser was killed in an automobile accident while on patrol.

Patrolman Ringhause was responding to a call of a burglary in progress when he attempted pass another car. His patrol car slid off the shoulder of the pavement, skidded and turned over four times on Woodhaven Boulevard near 107th Avenue, Ozone Park.

Patrolman Ringhause was taken to Jamaica Hospital where he died from a fractured skull and other injuries.

Patrolman Ringhauser had served with the New York City Police Department for three years and was assigned to the 102nd Precinct. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 11067

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response, single vehicle crash

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It always fascinates me that you pass a street and never know what may have happened there many years ago I was assigned to NYPD mounted troop G next door to the 102 pct and had no idea of police Officer Ringhauser and his tragic death so very many years ago . It would be proper if the City would put up a permanent marker where a Policer Officer lost his life in a line of duty incident , But who in NYC cares or would want to put up several hundred such markers.

Police Officer Ralph Rodriguez

May 7, 2022

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